To make sure a sprinkler installation will work it must be properly designed and installed.
There are two main independently accredited organisations which undertake the certification of sprinkler installers.
Xova Warrington under their FIRAS brand,
LPCB/BRE Certification Ltd
Undertakes third party verification of:
- Industrial and commercial sprinkler systems installers
- Residential and domestic sprinkler systems installers
- Both organisations permit their listed companies to issue certificates of conformity to the owners of sprinklered buildings.
These certificates are proof to building control departments, the fire and rescue service, local authorities and insurers that such systems meet the appropriate standards and have been installed correctly.
Both companies call up the relevant British Standards and in the case of systems being installed to BS EN 12845, the LPC Sprinkler Rules and their Technical Bulletins
The LPC Rules are obtainable from: The FPA
Generally in the United Kingdom, sprinkler systems are designed to BS EN12845 and BS 9251, there are times where specific insurers or customers require systems to be designed and installed to comply with other international standards, such as NFPA (National Fire Protection Association – US based rules) or Factory Mutual (FM Global – insurance company)